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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Zoology

Course CodeVEN027
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

 

Learn about Animal Biology

  • Taxonomy, Anatomy, Physiology, Behaviour and more
  • Vertebrates and Invertebrates

A foundation course for working professionally with animals - wildlife, pets, livestock.

 

What do Zoologists do?

Zoologists study the origin and development of animals; their behaviours; and how their interactions with the environment. Zoologists research animals through observing them in the laboratory, in captivity and in their natural habitats; and conducting analytical research and experiments. Zoologist may spend a lot of the time outdoors in the field in harsh conditions.

What will you learn in this course?

Study this course and you will:

  • Explore the diversity of vertebrate and invertebrate animals and how they interact with one another, with plants and with their physical environment.
  • Learn about the origin, structure and development of animals.
  • Learn basic biochemistry, genetics and animal behaviour.
  • Choose from a variety of elective topics allowing you to study branches of zoology that interest you.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Zoology.
 Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
 Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
 Animal Behaviour BAG203
 Genetics BSC207
 Invertebrate Animals BEN218
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 13 modules.
 Ecotour Management BTR101
 Introduction To Ecology BEN101
 Marine Studies I BEN103
 Ornithology BEN102
 Animal Welfare BAG224
 Biochemistry II (Plant and Animal) BSC203
 Carnivore Zoology BEN219
 Herpetology BEN209
 Marine Studies II BEN203
 Primates BEN210
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Environmental Assessment BEN301
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Zoology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Benefits of this course

The Foundation Diploma in Zoology is an introductory course that will teach you about the biology and behaviour of animals. It is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and skill set in Zoology, which may then be developed through additional experience or study. This course will allow you to lay a foundation for further learning formally or informally (This course can earn you credits for higher qualifications if you wish).

 

Where can this course lead?

With a zoological background, you may find work in the following areas:

  • Government Departments (e.g. Environment and Conservation; Agriculture; Water; Planning; Local Council; Environmental Regulation and Legislation)
  • Universities
  • Environmental Consultancy organisations
  • Research organisations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Environmental Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Museums
  • Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • National Parks
  • Conservation and Wildlife Management organisations
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Education

 

Careers in Zoology include:

  • Park Ranger
  • Conservation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Life Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Officer
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Museum curator
  • Animal Attendant
  • Teacher